THERE BE DRAGONS

This week’s LetsBlogOff asks: What is the edge of your world? As I considered my response, the thought that kept returning, in a nice, thick, menacing brogue was, “Beyond here, there be dragons.” That’s what lies beyond the horizon, right? Just out of sight, lurking there…waiting… When I look into that distance and my stomach … Continue reading THERE BE DRAGONS

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DON’T JUDGE – GRAMMAR PET PEEVES

Today’s LetsBlogOff asks us: What is your grammar pet peeve? My friends anxiously await this answer, I‘m sure. Hey, being the grammar and spelling police may not always be appreciated, but as far as I’m concerned, it should be counted as a super power. I have quite a few of these pet peeves, as it … Continue reading DON’T JUDGE – GRAMMAR PET PEEVES

REGRETS, REINCARNATION AND REALITY

Today's LetsBlogOff topic is: "If I could turn back time." I tend to get maudlin when I start thinking along these lines. I start wondering, "What if?" What if...I had continued working on the ranch in Mt. Pleasant training quarter horses? What if...I had taken a chance and moved to L.A. or New York? What … Continue reading REGRETS, REINCARNATION AND REALITY

2012, WE NEED TO TALK

Every two weeks, another LetsBlogOff topic is introduced and we scamper off to compose our responses. This week the topic is, "What are you looking forward to in 2012?" First things first. 2011, thank you for the year of recovery. We marked the one year anniversaries of the passing of my father, Bill Rogers, and … Continue reading 2012, WE NEED TO TALK

THANKSGIVING RESERVATIONS

Today's LetsBlogOff topic is about Thanksgiving and food.  I was having a really hard time coming up with anything particularly unique about our Thanksgiving, until last night, when this year’s got canceled. Okay, that’s a little dramatic. Actually, it’s only canceled for my mother, who fell and broke her pelvis during game 6 of the … Continue reading THANKSGIVING RESERVATIONS

OH, THE DRAMA

Today's LetsBlogOff topic is: What did you want to be when you grew up? I can tell you this sincerely. I NEVER said to anyone during my childhood, "What I want to be when I grow up is a marketing person for an architecture and interior design firm,  because there I will find appreciation, encouragement … Continue reading OH, THE DRAMA

HOME: WHERE THE BOYS ARE

Today’s LetsBlogOff asks, “What is home?” Boy, has this changed for me.  “Home” has gone from "BEFORE" - an apartment with me and my dog (late, great, adorable beagle/basset Stella), to "AFTER" - a house with my husband and stepsons. (And the emergency replacement basset, Daisy.) Home is where: BEFORE: I could watch whatever I wanted … Continue reading HOME: WHERE THE BOYS ARE

EVERYBODY LOVES A BLOG OFF

Welcome back to the bi-monthly LetsBlogOff. Hopefully, you are reading what others have to say on today's topic: What is a Blog Off? (Basically, what does it mean to you, why do you participate, what kinds of things do you like blogging about...) To me, LetsBlogOff is what I forget to do until the deadline … Continue reading EVERYBODY LOVES A BLOG OFF

A THUMBTACK IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

This entry is in response to the unusual topic of today's Let's Blog Off, titled: Thumbtacks. Since I spend a good portion of my life in a cubicle, I try to decorate it as best I can to make it a friendly place - full of hope, serenity and happiness. This would not be feasible … Continue reading A THUMBTACK IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

READ IT AND WEEP

This #LetsBlogOff topic is really a toughy: What's the best book you ever read? I read every night, much to my husband's frustration. If it's a particularly good book, I can sit out on the patio all evening and not realize it's past bedtime. Our main issue regarding my reading habit is that I rarely want to … Continue reading READ IT AND WEEP